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Re: kern/34461 (multiple problems; lfs-related)

The following reply was made to PR kern/34461; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Bert Kiers <>
Subject: Re: kern/34461 (multiple problems; lfs-related)
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:37:17 +0200

 On Sun, Jul 13, 2014 at 02:55:39PM +0200, Bert Kiers wrote:
 > On 7/12/14 7:20 PM, wrote:
 > > Synopsis: multiple problems; lfs-related
 > > 
 > > State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
 > > State-Changed-By:
 > > State-Changed-When: Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:20:30 +0000
 > > State-Changed-Why:
 > > If there's anyone still on the other end of this... is there any reason to
 > > believe this wasn't a driver or hardware issue? The fact that the problem
 > > starts with a driver-level error makes me think it probably isn't LFS.
 > > 
 > > Reformatting with FFS and no longer seeing the issue doesn't really prove
 > > anything as FFS has much different I/O patterns, and in particular when
 > > rsyncing LFS will be ramming a lot more data down the disk system's throat.
 > > (Or at least, a lot more at once.) If there was a load- or timing-dependent
 > > problem at the disk level it's quite possible that FFS wouldn't trigger it,
 > > especially if you weren't using softupdates.
 > System is scrapped. If somebody is really interested I could retry with
 > newer computer, NetBSD-current and same box with disks.
 I cannot reproduce this problem (same box of disks, new NetBSD, new
 other hardware).

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